There has been plenty of chat in the industry of late about the benefits of long-chop maize on cow health, milk yield and quality. The theory is the bulkier forage takes longer to travel through the rumen – without the need to add additional straw – giving the cow more time to extract nutrients from it. Also, because straw has minimal feed value, the cow can fill up on a higher-grade feed, which supposedly increases yields and butterfat content further. […]